Depression can be a common cause for the development of various sleep disorders. People who are suffering from depression will either be sleep deprived or the total opposite, getting too much sleep. Depression can cause a person to think negative ideas and thoughts that can prevent a person to get a good night’s sleep. And a person who is depressed is a person with low energy levels and can most likely have poorer decision making skills. Sleep is very important to help keeping the body and mind to function well. That is why, people with depression should have a good night’s sleep to help in combating their depression and letting them feel more alive and let them function better during the day.
Tips in getting a Good Night’s Sleep when Depressed
Depression and Sleep Disorders
To help in keeping your mind busy and prevent from thinking negative thoughts, you can try in keeping your mind busy and distracted. Reading a book is one of the most effective ways in entertaining yourself. Reading a book at night can also help in inducing sleepiness.
Talk to a friend or to a family member regarding your problem/s. There is no better way in releasing your problems to someone you trust. Having been able to share your problems to someone you trust can make you feel better and can help you in getting a good night’s sleep.
Engage in physical exercises. Physical exercises will not just help you produce endorphins, which can help in fighting stress, physical exercises will also make your healthier and feel better. Engaging in physical exercises can also induce sleep at night, since you used your energy in performing exercises earlier during the day.
Make a schedule to meet your psychiatrist. Psychiatrist can be a very great help in determining what the problem really is, and your psychiatrist can also help in finding ways on how to fight and treat your depression. Psychiatrists usually do psychological therapies in conjunction with antidepressants to help with your depression.
Caffeine has something to do with not getting enough sleep at night. Depression can prevent you from sleeping, and so as caffeine. Caffeine should not be taken after 1 pm if you want to fall asleep at night. Caffeinated beverages that should be avoided after 1 pm include sodas, coffee, tea, and energy drinks. If you are a heavy caffeine drinker, you may cut your daily caffeine intake to half or even lower, to help you in falling asleep at night.